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by ducadini
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: wider rear tyre
Replies: 2
Views: 8

Re: wider rear tyre

Yes, it does interfere with the geometry. Luckily the geometry of a Darmah is such that You have to do very stupid things before You get into the dangerzone. Fitting 16" Montjuic wheels ( with 120/160 tires) made it tuck in heavily and made it VERY prone to aquaplaning. But why bother ? With my 18" ...
by ducadini
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Clutch working way to separate on a 900 square case
Replies: 5
Views: 83

Re: Clutch working way to separate on a 900 square case

Before taking the cover off : check if the pressureplate is getting lifted evenly. Put the bike on the stand, clutch in and kick a few times 'till it's loose. Then put it in gear, pull the clutch and wiggle a bit with the rear wheel. If it's better, chance the clutch will have to undergo some checki...
by ducadini
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: Overweight Wiseco 87mm Pistons
Replies: 5
Views: 112

Re: Overweight Wiseco 87mm Pistons

NICE work :-D
You would almost say Wiseco forgot to machine them before putting them in the box.
Keep up the good works.

ciao
ducadini
by ducadini
Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: Engine & Transmission Shop
Topic: 6 dogs walk into a bar, 3 short and 3 tall.
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: 6 dogs walk into a bar, 3 short and 3 tall.

In the perfect factory where Guido could take his time to shim the gearbox perfectly, the six-dog would work perfectly for the rest of it's owners life. But when the three shafts' shimming is on the sloppy side, AND worst case scenario, the dogs get rounded and gears go popping out. It takes a few h...
by ducadini
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:19 am
Forum: Squarecase Early 860/900 Crossover Gearchange Engines > 860/900 GT
Topic: 860GT Right Side Cover...stuck??
Replies: 10
Views: 464

Re: 860GT Right Side Cover...stuck??

Does it REALLY have to come off ? or is it just to fix the broken screw ? It should stay on and not leak with one bolt missing so :roll: If the hex head is gone, there should be no further obstruction to remove the cover. Just the two dowels AND the crankshaft can hold it in place. Options : Some si...
by ducadini
Fri Feb 15, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: Let's see some pics!
Replies: 10
Views: 1010

Re: Let's see some pics!

Not convinced :oops: :oops:
In those days, Black/Gold was a JohnPlayerSpecial set and Italian colors came from the Big Great Red Reservoir in EmiliaRomagna :-D :-D
Still a nice bike though ;)

ciao
Ducadini
by ducadini
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Bevel Head Twins Photo Gallery
Topic: Let's see some pics!
Replies: 10
Views: 1010

Re: Let's see some pics!

Looks JUST the right tool to cruise at +100 without getting tired. MPH of course :-D :-D :-D
Without the fairing it would get nasty after an hour :oops:
Very Nice bike, really wouldn't change anything except using it :vroom: :vroom:

ciao
ducadini
by ducadini
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Bevel Drive Twins
Topic: DUCATI original manuals brochures for sale
Replies: 12
Views: 4883

Re: DUCATI original manuals brochures for sale

Nice poster and together with Cook and Mike they form the Holy threesome of bevelheaven :-D

ciao
ducadini
by ducadini
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Lower bevel gear and spindle
Replies: 8
Views: 399

Re: Lower bevel gear and spindle

Let's take the spare-parts book of MHR on THE site :-D TAV9 shows the complete bevel factory. #25 is a press-fit on the primary part of #17 and that is a press-fit on #16. There is a key to fix position of #17 to #25 It is possible to dismantle them withouth heavy equipment but it should be a tight ...
by ducadini
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: Squarecase Early 860/900 Crossover Gearchange Engines > 860/900 GT
Topic: 75 860GT Timing Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1047

Re: 75 860GT Timing Question

It isn't as easy on a springvalve as on the desmo but here's the method. Turn the bevel-shaft of the heads untill the marks on BOTH gears lign up exactly. For one cylinderhead, this is with both valves closed, for the other one valves are open (but in fixed position). AND the Oldhamcoupling should b...
by ducadini
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: Squarecase BOSCH Ignition Engines > SD, SSD Darmah, late 900 SS & 900 GTS
Topic: Polished Rockers
Replies: 4
Views: 300

Re: Polished Rockers

nothing so cool as an engine full of shiny bits :-D
AND it beats staring out of the window.

ciao
ducadini
by ducadini
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Disc rear end
Replies: 17
Views: 6602

Re: Disc rear end

My error, indeed it has got a 40 spoke rear wheel.
Must've mistaken it for a 350-500 GTL wheel.
Or just brainfade, or my four girls driving my crazy.

Again my sincerest apologies for this mistake.

Sure hope You did orde the correct one ?

ciao
ducadini
by ducadini
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: Need rim info for 1975 Ducati 860GT
Replies: 11
Views: 4917

Re: Need rim info for 1975 Ducati 860GT

It could be that procedures were a bit changed since the 80's but when I had my rims anodised then, they came out rather dull, and CERTAINLY not so shiny as a polished or chromed rim. Rear wheel2.jpg I had two sets, and the other set is just the same, rusted discs but everything else is dusty. No co...
by ducadini
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Wheel, Brake & Tyre Shop
Topic: 860GT Rear Wheel Drum Brake Spacer Quest for Clarification
Replies: 19
Views: 819

Re: 860GT Rear Wheel Drum Brake Spacer Quest for Clarification

From memory now : both the drumbrake and the sprocketcarrier have the inside triangular shaped. The width of that shape is what keeps the bearings (2 in each) apart, therefore the spacer that is fitted is at least 0.1 mm longer and probably 0.5 mm. The shape of the spacer on the outside of the carri...
by ducadini
Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Body, Paint & Rubber Shop
Topic: Taillight ???... for Mike Hailwood TT Replica, anybody knows ?
Replies: 9
Views: 604

Re: Taillight ???... for Mike Hailwood TT Replica, anybody knows ?

Since the Honda 750 was meant for the worldmarket and "safety-features" in the states were very strict, I really doubt that the taillight was japanese. The form is such that it would rather be on a 125 Italian bike from the 80's, with slim single-seats and very light weight to perform in the SP125 c...

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